4618 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.8
4618 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(10)
For our family, This is our favourite restaurant by far.
Hi Susie, So lovely to hear from you! The staff always look forward to you dining here and really enjoy looking after you. Hope to see you and the family back again sometime soon!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(9)
As usual a fantastic dinner. The food is amazing and I am almost addicted to the famous dessert “bath cap” Love it

dined on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

(6)
We enjoyed the locals do lunch menu and the duck was lovely if a little salty. The lady serving the food was funny and attentive but sadly the rest of the service was hit n miss and really let the place down.
Hi Tina, So glad you were able to join us for our 'locals do lunch' special! I will pass on your comments to the chefs about the 'saltyness' of the duck! We are pleased that your waiter was attentive and funny but obviously disappointed that you felt the rest of the service was not up to our usual high standard.
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(9)
The great views and good service make Public Dining Room .

dined on Wed, 7 Aug 2019

(9)
One of our favourite places to eat locally, the food is always great.

dined on Thu, 1 Aug 2019

(9)
Enjoyed the dinner, loved the food and service. Just a little bit of a wait for service, otherwise it was all great!
Sandra Ridolfi

dined on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

(10)
We did the Locals Do Lunch menu which was good value. The food was amazing. Happy friendly staff; beautiful location. We will definitely be back.

dined on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

(10)
Just Fabulous! Amazing views and delicious food! The fish of the day and the tuna were cooked beautifully and the beef ragu pappardelle was amazing. The 1950’s bathing cap bombe dessert was also a hit on our table. Will definitely eat here again!
Hi Mary-Ellen, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate your kind words and are so pleased that your dining experience was a success in every way!! We really look forward to you dining here again, hopefully sometime soon!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 22 Jul 2019

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

(10)
Fabulous lunch. Great service!
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Specials

Father's Day Lunch

2 course Adults $80 pp 3 course Adults, $100 pp Children under 12, $50. Terms & Conditions: Bookings are considered tentative until a 50% deposit has been received and Public Dining Room has issued a receipt and confirmation email. Your deposit is refundable up to 7 days prior to the event (i.e. 26th August 2019). Cancellations after this date are not refundable. This fee only applies to a cancellation of the entire reservation.
Max. people
8
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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BYO Wednesdays

Public Dining Room offers BYO (wine only) on Wednesdays, lunch or dinner for $5 corkage per person.
Max. people
7
When
08 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
24 Apr 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
26 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
13 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
11 Jun 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
03 Sep 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
08 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday $1 Oyster Promotion

Enjoy Sydney rock oysters shucked to order every Thursday lunch or dinner, until sold out. Not available with any other promotion on special booking dates, including public holidays.
Max. people
7
When
08 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
26 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
13 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
11 Jun 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
03 Sep 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
08 Oct 2019 - 28 Nov 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Locals do Lunch

Enjoy a main and a glass of wine from our Locals do Lunch Menu for $35 per person. Available Monday to Friday, lunch only. Not valid in conjunction any other offer, on public holidays or special booking dates. Please contact the restaurant for bookings of 8 or more guests.
Max. people
7
When
23 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
When
11 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
When
02 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Winter Feasting

Enjoy 2 courses from our Winter Feasting Menu for $48 per person. Available Monday to Friday, dinner only. Not valid in conjunction any other offer, on public holidays or special booking dates. Please contact the restaurant for bookings of 8 or more guests.
Max. people
7
When
29 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
11 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Melbourne Cup Lunch $100 pp

Enjoy a 3 Course Choice menu for $100 per person. Fabulous prizes, screens throughout the venue, wonderful waterside atmosphere. Public Dining Room is the perfect spot to celebrate this year’s Melbourne Cup!
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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About Public Dining Room

A Balmoral Beauty... If you’ve made it to Balmoral Baths, then you’ve pretty much got the location sorted. Tick one for Public Dining Room. As you sit in this bright, contemporary room with huge dome lights punctuating the open space, floor-to-ceiling windows and warm timbers throughout, spirits and instantly raised. When heart-warming, tasty food is served you know you’ve hit a winner. Tick Two for Public Dining Room.The focus here is on casual fine food – supporting Australian ingredients, suppliers and sustainable seafood wherever possible. Breakfasts of smashed avocado on Sonoma toast with Yarra Valley fetta and seasonal Portobello mushrooms covered with grana padano are a popular choice. Lunch and dinner options run from oyster selections, to gin-cured trout or Thirlmere duck (confit and smoked). It’s good for the soul type food served in a picture perfect setting - the kind of dining experience that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who doesn't want a bit of that? Best dish: gin-cured trout

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